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02/15/18 12:09pm
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All working together
To the Editor:
Spring is in the air, although it’s only February, and summer must be just around the corner. How do we know this? The pro and the con proponents of the short-term rental (STRs) regulations are gearing up once again to argue the issues.

However, currently there is a lawsuit in federal court with motions flying back and forth that has both sides in a holding pattern until the legal action is settled (“Short-term rental suit blocks effort to repeal,” February 8). (more…)

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02/09/18 2:00pm
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Protecting our young athletes
To the Editor:
Even though I’m sure the new Sports East project [an indoor/outdoor sports complex proposed for Mattituck to serve the East End] is meant to excite parents, you should also alert them to how the indoor sports facilities now springing up across America may be exacerbating a growing epidemic among young athletes. (more…)

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01/30/18 12:00pm
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Getting our share
To the Editor:
Cable TV franchise fees are governed by Section 622 of the Federal Cable Act.

Under Section 622, municipalities are entitled to a maximum of 5 percent of gross revenues derived from the operation of the cable system for the provision of cable services.

I suggest that a predicate for a new agreement be that Shelter Island demand the full 5 percent from Cablevision.
SCOTT A. ROBBINS
Shelter Island (more…)

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01/22/18 12:00pm
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Many choices
To the Editor:
At a recent Town Board meeting, a councilperson indicated that he thought the contract with Cablevision (Optimum) for the Town of Shelter Island comes up for renewal this year.

I urge the board to take this opportunity seriously and negotiate a contract that helps all Islanders in this regard. (more…)